Kent, Spalding
Posted 2 weeks ago

Two exciting positions have come up with a global Fresh Produce company in their offices based in Spalding, and another based in their Kent office. They are looking for a experienced Planner (ideally from the Fruit Industry, or similar)

Key Responsibilities 

  • Planning documents (Procurement plan, Rolling stock, QSL)
  • Tracking sales
  • Tracking ETA of incoming product
  • Highlighting short- and medium-term risks to availability
  • Rejection and shortage management.
  • Book stock with facility.
  • Stock control, yield and waste reconciliation.
  • Sending seasonal / weekly job forecast to packer.
  • Sending daily orders to packer.
  • Tracking packaging stocks with the packer and highlighting availability risks to the business.
  • Weekly confirming orders to buyer / suppliers including date codes
  • Ad hoc transport

It is intended to identify key elements of the role but is not exhaustive and will be subject to revision as and when required. Where necessary additional duties may be delegated by the Commercial Manager

The role’s performance will be assessed and measured by:

  • Availability
  • Stock holding
  • % Date codes
  • % OOD

The role’s key relationships:

  • Reports to Commercial Manager
  • Packhouses and Logistic suppliers in UK / Ireland
  • Product Manager
  • Commercial Assistant
  • Source teams

What is needed to be successful in this role

  • Curious – never stop looking for better ways of doing things
  • Nimble – Fast paced industry
  • Accuracy – We are Snipers not Skeet shooters.
  • Detailed – The Devil is in the detail!
  • Timeliness – a deadline is a deadline
  • Embrace data – fact-based decision on analysis & customer insight
  • Teachability – asking for help is a strength
  • Pressure – behaving the same in adversity & prosperity
  • Attitude – can do but not gung-ho

Please apply if you have the following experience: 

  • Experience in a Planning, Supply Chain or similar position 
  • Fresh Produce Industry experience or similar would be highly advantageous. Experience with Citrus Fruit or Top Fruit would be ideal!
  • Experience with Stock Control, planning documents , tracking sales, etc

Please contact Frank or Georgina to discuss the role and your experience on 01273 720599. Please send over a CV to (*not or com) and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

Job Features

Job CategoryPlanner, Supply Planner
TypeFull Time
LocationSpalding or Kent
Salary£28,000-£32,000 DOE
Job NumberF455

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